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    Looking for used Megabyte

    Local owner says he wants to sell his so possibly for sale in NE Ohio/ Western Pa. I can pm details
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    Dinghy Racing Is Fucking Awesome!

    Friday night lasers ages 12 to 71 until the light/winds die and all have to rock/ paddle in. Good times had by all and so what if the same two guys win.
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    Eligibility to Race

    In similar situations, albeit unrelated to sailing but as a Board president and again as employer, I've informally spoken to the problem person as a friendly gesture, not to create bad blood etc., and explained that, barring a face saving withdrawal, publicly embarrassing events are in the offing which neither party should welcome, explaining exactly why the body has come to this decision and suggest that the best course of action would be to withdraw their intent / action. You've then done as best you've could to quietly alleviate the problem so if that fails then proceed to what must come next as outlined by Brass. If the consensus is to not allow, do not shy away from what must be done, come what may.
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    61.1 Informing the Protestee

    It seems to me that the the form verbiage, and lack of a reasonably detailed accounting of the PC's assessment and rationale with subsequent DSQ indicate procedural failings of the PC. On the face of it anyway. "Starbaord bear away " ? LOL, good one skip ! wtf.....
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    VX Evo

    Congratulations and thanks for playing
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    opti's (sic) rule

    Lol: My oldest did the Opti International travel circuit for awhile, beat some current world this and that champs, had a Collegiate All American coach for a bit and all on stock gear. He was calm and smart enough to go fast in the right direction fairly often and a coach smart enough to teach him that the special blades and masts were a distraction to the goal. And yes, many of the parents where complete asshats. I think the Opti an excellent platform for learning helming, starting, tactics etc for the right kid. He declined to continue with college sailing but still hauls his laser to Wed night races, and crews on anything fun. HE loves the sport. OTOH my second son asked to quit sailing at age 11. While competent on the Opti race course, it didn't excite him. fair enough.
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    Best Semi-Pros?

    another entry in the long tradition of irrelevant stupid topics. <golf clap>
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    VX Evo

    Any idea if An EVO will be in attendance for checking out for Sarasota ? I’d like to kill two birds with one stone and look for a crew spot in a VX One also
  9. Well, I'd buy a UFO in a millisecond IF our pond averaged more than 4-6 knots. I still might anyway for the occasional. Starting from zero three years ago we now have 15 and as many as 20 lasers on the line for friday night racing all because a sparkplug got everyone excited and THAT led to a fleet purchase of 15 brand spanking new lasers. So a mixed age fleet from 12 yo's to 70 yo's in boats anywhere from 20 years to 20 days old have at it for 15- 20 days a season. God I hate this boat at age 65 but what am I going to do - buy an Aero or an EVO ? It's all about the community as Dave mentions above and maybe the fleet will evolve to a second boat over time but for now it's the Laser
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    Huh? New Sunfish Class? I move to the Aero.
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    THIEVES!!! junior Regatta night shoppers

    "Good night, sweet prince. " Walter Sobchak
  12. Have you talked to Tommy about your needs ? He's about the friendliest and most helpful guy you can meet, especially when it comes to promoting Lightnings. There are always owners looking to trade up and he knows where those boats are. Your price range is pretty low for even getting to mid fleet though, sails will cost you that much, let alone new wire- so how about a co-ownership program or crew position for the many SUPERB Lightning sailors out of BCC and work your way up.
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    Cheap light wind PHRF machine..

    I'm going to agree with a 2016 post - J22 is the best option I can think of,( although I'm not familiar wth every West Coast boat ), but cheap, flies in the light stuff, EASY to sail fast, cheap , did I say cheap - $8K will get you a very servicable one and PHRF is 185 I think with Genoa which is for between 5-10 kts..
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    I Made A Mistake....Wanted J22

    There are a few to be had in eastern Ohio in reasonable shape, never raced hard in fresh protected waters, always dry sailed. Motivated sellers in their late 60s early 70s hanging it up so price could be favorable. Hit me up if interested in a long drive.